Friday, March 2, 2012

MIA- Southern Lovely

Today marks the first day of the MIA Series.  I am finishing up my PhD, and I am beyond swamped.  It’s a very exciting time, as I’m completing a 5 year project (prayers are invited and encouraged lol), but also very busy.  So while I’m gone I wanted to take the opportunity to share some of my best bloggy friends with you.  They have volunteered to help me out so I down drown from the pressure and I’m so grateful.  I know you’re going to love each and every woman who shares over the next few weeks.  Get excited!!!! First up, Lindsay from Southern Lovely is visiting.  She is phenomenal!




Hello friends of Darby's lovely blog, I am really excited to be here today! I'm Lindsay, and I blog over at Southern Lovely. I love creating beautiful things for less. Which means I am usually deep into a DIY, sewing project, painting project, anything that I can be creative with. I am also a busy mom of three little ones--who limit my crafting time quite a bit. Late nights is usually when I do my best work. :)
One day as I was checking out a local thrift store I came across this lovely little Cloche. I was shocked when I saw the price tag of $3, I knew I had to take it home. Since it was only the top, I knew I had to come up with something to place it on. I tried a few things at my house, but they weren't big enough. Then I saw a little pizza tray that I had bought from the Dollar Tree, and it was a perfect fit. I started with a small candlestick, but it just didn't give it enough support, so I had to move on to the larger one, which was also purchased from the Dollar Tree. And guess what, it worked! I hot glued the candlestick to the pizza tray, painted it white, & then I had a great new Cloche, all for $5! I added the green apples, which I purchased from Michaels. So, what do you think?? I'm pretty happy with my $3 find. :) Any fun thrift store finds that you all have come across? I bought a few other things that day, they will be next on my list. :) Thanks for letting me post here today! And please feel free to stop by & say hi, I love meeting new friends!



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See! Lindsay really IS amazing!  This is such a gorgeous cloche!  Make sure you stop by Southern Lovely and leave her some bloggy love and check out some of her other fabulous projects!  Have a great weekend!
xoxo Darby

11 comments :

Erin Reissig said...

This is totally awesome! I'm going to check out her blog right now.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Thank you so much for visiting Lindsay!!!

Becca Christensen said...

Darby - I miss you already. : ] But I'm glad I'm going to be one of the featured friends! haha.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

ooh love the MIA series...so fun!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

what a great post! i have a cloche that i got from home goods for about $5 and i have been moving it from room to room unsure of what to do with it! i am so trying this! hope school is going well Darby! xx

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

What a fabulous idea!! Thrift stores have the best hidden gems, so cool!

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

What a fabulous idea!! Thrift stores have the best hidden gems, so cool!

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

What a fabulous idea!! Thrift stores have the best hidden gems, so cool!

sherri lynn said...

This looks amazing!! I can't believe how cheap it ended up being!

Lindsay said...

I am so sorry I didn't get to see this when it went live, but I am really happy that you invited me to be on your series! Thanks friend!

Crystal said...

I love this! I would have never thought to use a pizza tray! This has inspired me... :) I have everything I need, now I just have to out them all together!

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